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Often times when we eat something cold or hot, we feel a strong sensation at the deep of our tooth. This is called tooth sensitivity. You can feel the same while sipping a cold drink or while having a tea. Many people experience the same feeling when they brush or floss their teeth. There are some tips that you can use to lower the sensitivity at the tooth. Prolonged sensitivity that is not reported to the dentist may lead to damaged tooth. According to Dr. Ronda, dentist Downtown Edmonton, the sensitivity can be minimized by using some of the techniques and can save your trip to the Dental clinic facilities. Here are some tips.
Having straight teeth is important for reasons that go beyond cosmetic needs. Teeth that are crowded or that are spaced too widely can result in red, swollen gums. Properly aligned teeth have the gums securely surrounding the teeth which acts as a barrier against problems like periodontal diseases. Straight teeth are also easier to clean as food does not get trapped in between the nooks and cause decay and other problems like bad breath and possible loss of teeth. Having the teeth straightened can also take care of problems caused by uneven teeth such as an improper bite, difficulties with chewing and speech, misaligned jaws and more wear on the enamel.
Many patients seeking straighter teeth will consider the benefits of traditional braces, as well as other types of braces.
Traditional braces feature small metal or ceramic brackets that are bonded to each tooth.
Metal wires are then attached to each bracket across each row of teeth.
Orthodontists can tighten and position the wires as they wish, providing optimal control over the teeth straightening process.
Dental braces feature brackets that tend to run along a wire. An orthodontist or other trained dental professional is responsible for affixing the dental braces onto the teeth. The wire and brackets that form part of the braces are pressed against the patient's teeth. This supports slight movements that can help in properly aligning and straightening the teeth.
Dental braces can correct even the most complicated issues in aligning the teeth. The braces are not only esthetically pleasing, but functional as well. These are beneficial in closing gaps and correcting crooked teeth.
Invisalign and other invisible braces systems use clear, plastic aligners that are similar in appearance to mouth guards.
These aligners are fitted to the teeth, and switched out roughly every two weeks.
They are removable, so patients can remove them while eating and cleaning their teeth.
The use of Invisalign is an efficient method for tooth movements that are not too complicated. A set of clear, computer-generated trays is ideally worn 24 hours a day with change-outs every two weeks. There are certain trays that can last for six months to one year. One of its best advantages is that the trays are relatively invisible, hence the name Invisalign. Some people simply don't want anyone to know they are wearing braces. They also provide help for people who wish to obtain straight teeth while still feeling comfortable in social situations. Wearing Invisalign offers comfort because it does not affect your speech.
Invisalign treatment can be expected to work more efficiently for esthetic purposes rather than for the purpose of improving the functionality of the teeth. This is why many people, especially those who have complex dental problems, still prefer dental braces.
If this still hasn't helped you make a decision, your best bet is to visit your friendly neighborhood dentist for further clarifications and consultations regarding Invisalign, Braces and any other dental-related problems you may have.
It's common for someone to break, chip or knock out a tooth after a falling down, eating something hard or getting into a fight. If your tooth is chipped, it's considered a non-emergency dental appointment and smoothed down and filled. However, if your tooth has been knocked out or is badly broken, accompanied by constant bleeding, a dentist appointment is needed immediately. A good dentist will be able to accommodate your emergency. If you aren't able to get to a dentist quickly, you can rinse your mouth with warm water an apply pressure to stop the bleeding. To reduce any swelling, use an icepack.
Broken teeth include chipped teeth, fractured teeth, cracked teeth and loosened or knocked out teeth. They are classified into the following:
If you aren't sure if you are having a dental emergency or not, ask yourselves the following questions:
Since a dental emergency can happen at any time and place, the best thing to do is be prepared and not to panic. Always carry a small dental first aid kit with you, especially when you're out playing sports.
Your kit should contain the following:
Dental emergencies can easily be avoided by having routine checkups with your dentist to ensure that your mouth and teeth are healthy, strong and free from decay.
While playing sports, wearing a mouth guard can help prevent teeth from being chipped, knocked out or broken.
Avoid chewing on ice and hard foods that may break or fracture your teeth.
If you plan on travelling out of the country on an extended vacation, where you might not have ready access to dental care, it is necessary that you see your dentist for a routine checkup before you go.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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